Listen out for this new transmission

End Transmission (clockwise from left) - Michelle Blair, Emily Donald, Stephanie Caldow, Gillian Thomson and Laura Murphy.
End Transmission (clockwise from left) - Michelle Blair, Emily Donald, Stephanie Caldow, Gillian Thomson and Laura Murphy.

Motherwell rock group End Transmission are busy rehearsing in the studio ahead of taking to the stage at the 02 ABC2 in Glasgow next month.

The all female band made up of drummer Michelle Blair, guitarist Gillian Thomson, singer/guitarist Stephanie Caldow, singer/guitarist Laura Murphy and bassist Emily Donald were formed back in September.

Michelle said: “Myself and Gillian wanted to form a band, she knew Emily and I knew Stephanie and when Laura contacted us through Facebook the line-up was complete.”

The girls, all aged 16-20, have played nine gigs so far and are preparing to release their first single ‘Suffocated’ listing their influences as Joan Jett, Fleetwood Mac, Fratellis and AFI.

Michelle said: “It’s been going really well so far and all the gigs have done really well, people seem to like the music we are playing.

“Next month will actually be the second time we have played at ABC2 - we’ve also done gigs at the likes of Oran Mor and Classic Grand - and we are hoping we will have some new material ready for everyone to hear.

“We have been working at Reeltime Music in Newarthill and One Eye Dog Studios in Motherwell and are very pleased with what we have put together so far and hoping to have Suffocated released in the near future.

“All of us have always been into music and just formed the band to be able to give us a creative outlet,

“It’s great to have such opportunities so early in our career, and who knows it may lead to bigger things, but for now we’ll just take it as it comes.”

End Transmission perform at the 02 ABC2 on Friday, August 23, alongside Enemies of the State and Weird Decibels, with doors opening at 7pm.

Tickets costing £8 can be purchased from the band themselves at the EndTransmissionOfficial Facebook page.